New COVID-19 restrictions in effect for Winnipeg today

Starting today, October 19, Winnipeg region (which includes the city of Winnipeg and surrounding rural municipalities in other health region) is under new public health measures, as it deals with spiking COVID-19 infection rates.

For the next two weeks, public gatherings are restricted to a maximum of five people.

Restaurants, lounges, retail stores, museums and libraries will be limited to half capacity and bingo halls and casinos have been forced to close.

The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.
  • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
  • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

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